As many of you may know, dual diagnosis cases can ruin lives with these struggles. It is though to cover the mental disorder with drugs, I can relate to this from personal experience with certain medications covering the pain for a while. The narcotics or alcohol abuse may just be covering up someone’s horrible past life experiences, without knowing about it. There is a lot of resources out there.
Inpatient Drug Rehab has great information on how Depression and Addiction can affect those with dual diagnosis.
AddictionCenter.com Is another resource for those of us who suffer from both mental and addiction-related illnesses.
Alcohol Rehab Guide is guide on how to treat your alcohol addiction.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are 12-step groups for people recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Be sure to find a group that understands the role of mental health treatment in recovery.
Double Trouble in Recovery is a 12-step fellowship for people managing both a mental illness and substance abuse.
DrugRehab.com has a wonderful page about Dual Diagnosis and facts such as 14 million adults who suffer from mental illness also suffer from drug problems.
National Council for Aging Care is raising awareness of the danger of Alcohol Abuse in the Elderly population.
Smart Recovery is a sobriety support group for people with a variety of addictions that is not based in faith.